About the project
We conceived this project in the summer of 2020 in order to support young people through academic year 2020-21. Existing methods of delivery (including school visits and events) were no longer feasible. Consequently, we developed a fully online model to secure longer-term engagement through a period of unprecedented difficulty in education.
“My tutor has brought back my interest in Chemistry and has in fact made me like it more than I thought I would. She has increased my confidence, and both taught and helped me with many aspects of Chemistry, Biology and other matters related to university.”
Westminster City School
Since November 19th 2020, 15 tutors have delivered 331 hours of KS5 Chemistry tutoring to 29 students from 3 schools in The City of Westminster – Pimlico Academy, Westminster City School and Westminster Academy.
“The help and support that Tutorfair has provided to our students has been immense and the students and I are grateful for this opportunity.”
Westminster City School
Students from all three schools welcomed the opportunity. However, school closures in January 2021 and cancellation of 2021’s A-Level/IB exams cooled interest from students. Exam technique and preparation were a substantial area of concern amongst young people studying at that level.
Exam cancellations extended the timeline of the programme by approximately 6 weeks. The project was formally concluded on 30th April 2021, although a small number of weekly sessions have continued through May and into June.
“Students' education and understanding of the subject improved as a direct result of the tutoring provided by Tutorfair. The students who took part would never have received such an opportunity if Tutorfair did not offer it.”
Students, schools and tutors have all responded very positively to the tutoring. As a result, students report a high level of enjoyment of and benefit from the lessons. Read more in our project report below.
Thanks must go to The Westminster Foundation, Evince Asset Management and The Royal Society of Chemistry who funded the project. Also to the 15 incredible tutors who volunteered an extraordinary 300+ hours of skilled and experienced teaching. Without your support, this project could not have happened.
Read more about the project
You can read a detailed project report here if you would like to know more about the project delivery and impact. If you would like to support our charity by volunteering or donating, you can find out more here. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss tutoring for the young people you work with, get in touch with us here.